School plans expansion

Sidcot School could be expanding

Sidcot School could be expanding - Credit: Archant

FURTHER expansion could be on the horizon for Sidcot School after new plans were submitted to North Somerset Council.

A planning application for a new boarding house at the Winscombe Quaker school was submitted last week.

If successful the new development, plus an expansion of Sidcot’s current Meadowside building, will provide 53 bed spaces for its boarding students.

The school’s headteacher Iain Kilpatrick described the school as a ‘victim of its own success’ as it is currently unable to accomodate all of the students it attracts.

He said: “Our excellent academic results have attracted students from all over the world, outstripping our capacity to accomodate them.”

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The plans include a new courtyard and a set of gardens for pupils to enjoy.

Mr Kilpatrick said: “A new boarding house will ensure we can bring in students who have a love of learning.

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“It will also allow us to achieve greater diversity within the school population.”

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